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Announcement GAB 08-15 All Job Openings
Job Title: Teacher (Blind/Deaf)
Post Date: 07/10/2008
Apply by: Continuous Recruitment
Job ID: Multiple Positions
Location: Georgia Academy for the Blind, 2895 Vineville Avenue, Macon, GA 31204
Program/Unit: State Schools/Office of Policy and External Affairs
Description of Duties: Provides a comprehensive educational program to meet the needs of students who are visually impaired or multi-disabled in a residential school setting. Responsibilities include assessing and documenting students' educational needs to develop and implement appropriate instructional plans; developing appropriate instructional materials; and utilizing acceptable and innovative instructional techniques and practices. These positions will teach visually impaired/multi-disabled students in Early Childhood (P-5) or Middle Schools (4-8).
Minimum Qualifications: Must possess or be eligible to obtain a Georgia Teacher Certificate in Visually Impaired. Must have knowledge of Alternative/Augmentative Communication (A/AC) and basic understanding of the use of computer technology for multi-disabled learners.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess the following: • Master’s degree in Visually Impaired (K-12) • Background in visual disabilities, mental retardation, behavior disorders, or interrelated special education • Classroom experience with visually impaired or multi-disabled children • Elementary or Secondary academic certification • Experience working with visually impaired or special needs students
Salary/Benefits: Salary based on years of experience and certification. This is a 10-month position paid on a 12-month basis. Salary will be based on the number of days worked. Benefit options include life, disability, dental, vision, and health insurance; annual/sick leave; and Employees’ Retirement or Teachers Retirement.

To Apply:

Submit a Georgia Academy for the Blind Application, State of Georgia Application for Employment, or resume* to:

Personnel Office
Attn: Dorothy Arensman
School Director
Georgia Academy for the Blind
2895 Vineville Ave
Macon, GA 31204-2831
Tel: (478) 751-6083
Fax: (478) 751-6659
E-mail: darensma@doe.k12.ga.us

*Resume/application should include daytime telephone number and prior employment history with addresses and telephone numbers. If a resume is submitted, it must be accompanied by a cover letter.

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications will be considered. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received by this office, we are unable to provide information on your application status.

It is the policy of the Georgia Academy for the Blind not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.

In accordance with Public Law 99-603, also known as the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Department of Education employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. All persons hired by the Georgia Academy for the Blind are required to verify identity and employment eligibility and must agree to undergo drug screening and a criminal background investigation.

An Equal Opportunity Employer